Changes to Health and Safety legislation

6 November 2014

These submissions are made on behalf of the timber preservation industry.

The industry is a user of hazardous substances to treat timber for durability in service. The substances used are typically classified as;

3.1C flammable substances – preservatives carried in white spirit 6.1B toxic substances

Subsidiary classifications can apply as well, such as Class 9. Our submission focuses on the following;

1. Inventory
2. Management of health and safety risk
3. Safety Data Sheets
4. Emergency management plans
5. Test certification
6. Approved handler